Archaeology and Numismatics
The Leeds archaeological collections are diverse, covering many thousands of years of history and prehistory, and representing a wide range of ancient cultures from around the world.
The numismatics collection is made up of around 25,000 objects related to currency (coins, paper money, tokens, etc), as well as medals, seals and badges.
Most of this collection is kept at Leeds Discovery Centre, but highlights can be seen on display at Leeds City Museum, Kirkstall Abbey and online on Google Arts & Culture.
There are two galleries showcasing archaeology in Leeds City Museum. The archaeology of the Leeds area can be explored in The Leeds Story, and treasures of Egypt, Greece and Rome are on display in the Ancient Worlds gallery. The archaeology collections also regularly feature in a wide range of temporary exhibitions.